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    Smiling Down On Youse SurferJoe46's Avatar
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    Thumbs up What About Those Ants? Huh?

    Ants (the insects) are already well known as altruists.

    In their creepy-crawly ways they are willing to lay down their lives for their nest and bypass sexual activities to tend the offspring of others.

    It seems that they also have a sense of their own lifespan and adjust their risk-taking accordingly..... volunteering for more dangerous missions..... like distant foraging..... or Narfle The Garthok as they get closer to the end of their usefulness to the colony.

    Dr. Dawid Moron and his colleagues at Jagiellonian University in Poland did some experiments with manipulating the lifespan of ants and found that they changed their taste for danger accordingly..... I think they made them smoke to stunt their growth.

    If humans worked this way, I suppose we'd have a lot of 80 y/o cops, Army recruits and Indy racers.

    We DO get a lot of them as nude sky divers... but that's a different story.


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    Default Re: What About Those Ants? Huh?

    hmmm...what would you do if you knew what day you were going to kick the bucket?
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    Default Re: What About Those Ants? Huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by rob_on_guitar View Post
    hmmm...what would you do if you knew what day you were going to kick the bucket?
    I don't know the day, but it will be soon after I am 74. PJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_on_guitar View Post
    hmmm...what would you do if you knew what day you were going to kick the bucket?
    Tell Sally Sparrow to look at the DVD's
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    We DO get a lot of them as nude sky divers... but that's a different story.
    See "Flappers"
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